I'm skipping the rest of the workshop stuff for now to post a few from this adorable baby's session. Their session was right before Father's Day and I loved the images of baby and dad. Can't wait to see this little girl again with her older sister and cousins next month!
Yet again, I've been neglectful of the blog this summer and for good reason, too! I've been spending a lot of time out in the sun with my boys. My youngest will start preschool in September and I have been feeling almost threatened that life is slowly pulling both of my kids away from me. I've been holding on to these last few sunny weeks and have only been doing the most important things and this is one of the things I've let slide. I hope you don't mind too much!
I will be posting a bit to update things from spring that I haven't taken the time to post.
First off, some images from Phoenix. I attended the Secret photography workshop and had an incredible experience. I met a lot of new friends and most importantly learned more than I could have asked for about running my business. I get emails all of the time about business related things and I feel totally comfortable sending most of those people and any new photography business owner who feels that they need some direction to Cheryl Muhr's Secret workshop.
I know this was back in April, but I am just that behind!
Some images I took while at the workshop: (more to come later)
I am going to make a strong change in the way I approach family sessions, and I'll need some families who are willing to help me out on this! I have a few spots open for lifestyle, editorial-inspired family sessions. Think images of you and your loved ones interacting, doing things, being you. Before the shoot, I will help you chose an activity to base the session around. (Swimming, finger painting outdoors, baby's bath time, jumping on the bed, etc...). The point of the session will be to capture you as you really are.
All lifestyle family sessions booked in the month of June (usually $225) will have a session fee of $120, and each family will receive a 10x20" storyboard print.
Family sessions include up to 6 people, immediate family only. Larger families are welcome with a $15 charge per additional immediate family member.
THIS OFFER has been extended until all of the spots are filled.
I have a favorite location that I use a lot. Earlier this week I took this family up there. It was a morning shoot, though, so the light was the opposite of what it is when I have been up there in the past. I love how beautiful it is from every direction.
I think I'm in love with every image from this session, but I'll leave a few out so my post isn't toooo long. I am realizing more and more how much I love photographing families. I love capturing the natural, beautiful relationships that parents have with their kids. This family in particular was really, really sweet and I think that shows.
This time of year last year I planned a really awesome (laid back) meet up for childrens photographers in the area. I've been itching to do it again, but this year has turned out to be really busy and hard to plan around, so I don't think I'll be able to do anything structured at all in the near future.
I had a client reschedule their Saturday appointment and I really want to do something last minute. That's this Saturday, the 10th, in two days in the later part of the day. It will be just outside of Salt Lake somewhere scenic, remote and calm. You can bring your family or come alone, whatever you want.
You don't have to be officially in business or anything, just learning and interested and not busy on Saturday.
Wynona email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment here and fill out the email part of the comment form.
This little girl was constantly on the run, so we had to go back to their hotel room for a few more pictures. Isn't she darling? I loved their room at Hotel Monaco, too, with its green striped walls. I love this storyboard her parents ordered! It's going to look so good on their walls.
I am leaving early in the morning for a weekend trip to sunny Phoenix. All orders and inquiries will be attended to when I arrive back in Salt Lake City.
I have had a few awesome shoots lately, but no time to post. That's another thing that will have to happen when I get home! I have to post about my awesome new lens. It's a Lensbaby and we are going to get along quite well. I can't believe I waited so long to purchase it.
Oh, and I have been talking forever about cutting my hair really short and I finally got the guts to do it! It's pixie short and I am loving it. I look totally different, so don't be alarmed when I come to your shoot and don't look anything like the profile picture on my website! :)
These girls and their dad were so patient in the cold. I grabbed my new blanket and some hot cocoa at the last minute, and it's a good thing I did! The wind was so strong on top of the mountain, and we kept sinking into the snow. I know at one point I fell in up to my thigh. I don't think we would've lasted long without some way to warm up.
I love how it went from shivering to this. It wasn't my intention to do so many shots with the blanket, but it kept them comfortable and warm, and it ended up working beautifully with the white snow.
I'm glad I won't be the one needing to chose between black and white and color for these two images, because they are equally beautiful in both. It's taken me several minutes just deciding which to post on the blog!
Benton Paul had an amazing show in honor of his new album on Thursday, and I was lucky enough to be asked to help by taking some photos before and during the concert. I was worried at first, because I'm not used to having no control over lighting and placing the subject, but there were a few other photographers, and that helped relieve the stress. I really had a lot of fun. The music was great, of course. He is incredibly talented. I liked lurking around the stage watching the lights and trying to anticipate just the right moment.
Here the images that I liked enough to process first.
John Allred, who opened the show.
Benton and his band backstage.
The audience before the show started.
These two audience members dancing in front of the stage before they were asked to sit down.
I had this vision in my head and it took more than a few shots to get it right.
I took this one just for me. Loved the light and the abstractness of it.